Let me start by saying, ” I am not a chef”. These recipes are just ideas I’ve thought up on my own. I won’t share the recipes tried that were a total fail. Which is partly why coming up with Navy’s baby food purees have taken me some time. Some ingredients simply don’t mix. Also, make sure you check back because I’m new at this and will add recipes as I create them. The point is to add more than the normal plane Jane purees for Navy Lee. My goal is for her to have a well refined palate and not a lover of pizza and chicken fingers (no offense to those who are).
Most of these I’ve given to Navy and some are on my list to make for her. Another thing you can do is steam all your veggies separately and then when you’re ready to create pull out what you need from the freezer, little by little.
Navy is 7 months and we are having solids 2 times a day. Early morning and afternoon. The plan is to have her on 3 times a day by 9 months but we will see if that works. I am still breastfeeding along with each of these meals.
There’s not a given amount I go by on each one of these. Start off with a small amount. As you mix, taste to see if you want to add more seasoning/herbs.
Navy’s Baby Food Recipes (purees)
Apples + Cinnamon (1/4 tsp)
Carrots + Basil
Peas + Kale + Pear or Apple
Potato + Dill
Sweet Potato + Basil
Sweet Potato + Pear
Pear + Ginger
Banana + All Spice
Chicken + Sage
Blueberries and Avocado (Navy’s favorite)
We’ve been adding powdered peanut butter into her bananas this week. Our pediatrician said 1/2-1 teaspoon mixed with a fruit for 3-4 days in a row. So far we are good. Being over cautious I started with 1/4 teaspoon and will work my way up.
I’m pretty sure this goes without saying but make sure you talk to your child’s pediatrician before trying your own blends. Each child is different.
For more baby stuff you can check out my baby registry. There is great information for gifting in there too.